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The Botanica, Healer Guide

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 2.5.2 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for The Botanica dungeon in The Burning Crusade. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences as well as Dungeon Journal and combat log information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.



 Bosses

Below are guides for the bosses in The Botanica, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Commander Sarannis Dungeon Journal Model Commander Sarannis

  • The tank will be dealing with Arcane Devastation, taking increased damage for each stack of Arcane Resonance (dispel, magic) present.
  • Dispel Arcane Resonance (magic) to remove the increased arcane damage taken effect.
  • Periodically summons a set of one Bloodwarder Mender and three Bloodwarder Reservists.
    • Bloodwarder Mender
      • Interrupt Greater Heal to prevent the healing.
      • Purge Holy Fury to remove the increased spell damage effect.
    • Bloodwarder Reservist

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared for the heavy healing required on the tank, especially if no magic dispel is available.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for Commander Sarannis.


High Botanist Freywinn Dungeon Journal Model High Botanist Freywinn

  • Summons random Seedlings throughout the encounter.
    • White Seedling
    • Green Seedling
    • Red Seedling
      • Deals light damage to random players with Fire Blast.
    • Blue Seedling
      • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Bind Feet.
  • Every 30-seconds, transforms into Tree Form, becoming immune to damage.
    • Channels Tranquility as long as Tree Form is active, healing himself and nearby enemies.
    • Summons three Frayer Protectors, which must be killed to end Tree Form.
      • Frayer Protector
        • Interrupt Shoot Thorns to prevent the light damage dealt to random players.

 Healing Notes

  • As long as Seedlings are kept under control and Frayer Protectors are killed quickly, healing should remain relatively low.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for High Botanist Freywinn.

Thorngrin the Tender Dungeon Journal Model Thorngrin the Tender

  • Stay at least 15-yards away while Hellfire is active.
  • Targets random players with Sacrifice, stunning them on his altar and leeching a critical amount of health over time.
    • This resets the boss' threat.
    • After Sacrifice ends, soothe Enrage to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt.

 Healing Notes

  • Players affected by Sacrifice will need heavy healing over time.
    • Players not in line of sight of Thorngrin cannot be targeted by Sacrifice.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Laj Dungeon Journal Model Laj

  • The tank may take extra damage from Thrash.
  • Dispel Allergic Reaction (disease) to remove the increased damage taken and damage over time effect.
    • If no disease dispel is available, stay at least 8-yards away from other players when affected.
  • Periodically shifts its spell resistance/vulnerability between the following, changing its color in the process.
    • Black - Shadow resistance, Arcane vulnerability
    • Green - Nature resistance, Shadow vulnerability
    • Red - Fire resistance, Frost vulnerability
    • Blue - Frost resistance, Fire vulnerability
    • White - Arcane resistance, Shadow vulnerability
  • Periodically teleports back to its original platform, summoning a set of the following enemies from the nearby planters.
    • Thorn Lasher
      • Interrupt Thorn Missiles to prevent the moderate damage over time dealt to random players.
    • Thorn Flayer
      • Interrupt Mind Flay to prevent the light damage over time dealt to random players.

 Healing Notes

  • If no disease dispel is available, it's important that Allergic Reaction isn't spread to multiple players as the increased damage taken effect can quickly get out of control.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Warp Splinter Dungeon Journal Model Warp Splinter

  • Stay at least 25-yards away to avoid Stomp.
    • The tank will likely be dealing with the stun and increased physical damage taken effect.
  • Deals moderate damage to all players with Arcane Volley.
  • Periodically summons six Saplings.
    • Sapling
      • After 25-seconds, sacrifices itself, healing Warp Splinter with its remaining health.

 Healing Notes

  • Keep players near full health to ensure they survive Arcane Volley and Stomp.
  • Killing Saplings before they can heal Warp Splinter will help keep the fight short and manageable.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in The Botanica. The Botanica is a relatively linear dungeon. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Entrance thru Commander Sarannis

  • Bloodwarder Protector
    • Reflect all spells while Spell Reflection is active.
    • Will Intervene other enemies, causing themselves to take the next attack.
  • Tempest-Forge Peacekeeper
    • The tank will be dealing with the knock back from Arcane Blast.
    • Interrupt Arcane Volley to prevent the moderate damage dealt to players within 25-yards.
    • Stay at least 15-yards away to avoid Arcane Explosion.
  • Bloodwarder Greenkeeper
    • Interrupt Greenkeeper's Fury to prevent the light damage dealt.
    • Dispel Impending Coma (poison) to remove the decreased attack speed effect and to avoid the affected player being put to sleep.
    • Interrupts random player's spell casts with Nature Shock, dealing light damage.
  • Bloodwarder Mender
    • Interrupt Greater Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Holy Fury to remove the increased spell damage effect.
  • Bloodwarder Falconer
    • Gains increased dodge and parry chance while Deterrence is active, possibly leading to threat generation issues.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid Wing Clip
    • Targets random players with Call of the Falcon, forcing nearby Bloodfalcons to attack them.
    • Deals light damage to swaths of players with Multi-Shot.
  • Bloodfalcon
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Swoop.
    • Dispel Bloodburn (magic) to remove the increased arcane damage taken effect.
    • Targets random players with Charge, dealing light damage and stunning.
  • Bloodwarder Steward

Commander Sarannis thru High Botanist Freywinn

  • Sunseeker Chemist
  • Sunseeker Researcher
    • Dispel Mind Shock (magic) to remove the decreased attack speed and casting speed effect.
    • Dispel Flame Shock (magic) to prevent the light damage over time.
    • Purge Poison Shield to remove the chance of players being poisoned when attacking.
  • Sunseeker Botanist
    • Interrupt or purge Regrowth to prevent the healing over time.
    • Purge Rejuvenate Plant to prevent the healing over time.
    • Increases the attack speed and physical damage dealt of a nearby Greater Frayer with Nature's Rage
  • Sunseeker Geomancer
    • Interrupt Arcane Explosion or stay at least 10-yards away to avoid the damage.
    • Purge Fire Shield to prevent the light damage dealt to players within 5-yards.
  • Frayer

High Botanist Freywinn thru Thorngrin the Tender

  • This area includes Sunseeker Geomancers, and Frayers, detailed above
  • Nethervine Inciter
    • Interrupt or dispel Deadly Poison (poison) to prevent the light damage over time.
    • Dispel Mind-numbing Poison (poison) to remove the decreased cast speed effect.
    • Gains increased attack speed and physical damage dealt while Sunseeker Blessing is active.
  • Sunseeker Channeler
    • Interrupt or dispel Soul Channel (magic) to prevent the health and mana drain effect.
    • Purge Sunseeker Aura or stay at least 15-yards away to avoid the damage.
    • Gains increased attack speed and physical damage dealt while Sunseeker Blessing is active.
  • Nethervine Reaper
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
    • Dispel Pale Death (curse) to remove the decreased stamina effect.

Thorngrin the Tender thru Laj

  • This area includes Sunseeker Chemists, and Sunseeker Researchers, detailed above.
  • Nethervine Trickster
    • Are Stealthed to being with.
    • The tank may take extra damage from Backstab if attacked from behind.
  • Sunseeker Gene-Splicer
  • Sunseeker Harvester
    • Interrupt or dispel Polymorph (magic) to prevent the incapacitating effect.
    • Dispel Wilting Touch (magic) to remove the decreased critical strike chance effect.
  • Sunseeker Herbalist
    • Targets random players with Entangling Roots (magic), rooting and dealing light damage over time.
  • Mutate Fear-Shrieker
    • Dispel Fear (magic) to remove the fear effect.
  • Mutate Horror
    • Dispel Corrode Armor (disease) to remove the decreased armor effect.

Laj thru Warp Splinter

  • This area doesn't include any notable trash mobs.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

  • There are currently no notable addons for The Botanica trash mobs.

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June 01, 2021 - 5:29 pm (Healer) - Added boss DBM settings.